Thursday, May 28, 2015

Book Beginning: The Humans


Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

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I know that some of you reading this are convinced that humans are a myth, but I am here to state that they do actually exist.

-- The Humans by Matt Haig. My friend, the exuberant literary agent Fiona Kenhole, recommended this to me. It's not the kind of thing I would have picked up on my own and it took me a while to get into it because I found the tone a little too-cute-by-half (humor is hard). But once I got used to the premise and into the story, I decided I like it a lot.

NOTE: Thanks for your patience! I was slow getting my book beginning up because my law firm, Dumas Law Group, is hosting a workshop today for counselors who work with male survivors of childhood sex abuse. We've been busy this week getting ready.


  1. I love that you thought of us ... and looking forward to your posting :)

  2. Hi Gilion,

    Thanks for taking the time to put up the BBOF link, I'll try and check back later for your own entry.

    Good Luck with your event today. There have been many stories in the UK press over the last few years, where male survivors of childhood sex abuse have come forward to tell their stories and 'name and shame' the perpetrators. This has led to some very high profile court cases, however I only wish the men had been brave enough to speak out before many of the perps. had died, as that doesn't sound much like justice to me!


  3. That's so thoughtful of you to put up the link still.
    Look forward to your book beginning.
    Happy weekend!

  4. Looking forward to seeing your post later.

  5. Hi - Thanks for the chance to link to my site. Didn't think it through, though. I should have placed the name as (#19). :)

  6. Wow! Sounds like you are going to have a busy time of it and what an amazing thing to focus on. Thanks for thinking of us with all you have going.

  7. What a fun idea!! I linked up,,,

  8. Quite an unusual BB this week! What a strange concept, humans being a myth lol. It sounds like a book I'd read :D
    Happy reading,
    Amy x

  9. A book I'd like to read. I enjoy reading from Matt Haig.


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